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first_imgThere’s been widespread condemnation following the hoisting of a UVF flag outside a Co Donegal hotel.A tricolour and EU flag were removed from masts outside the Ballyliffin Town House over the weekend.One was replaced by the ‘UVF 1912’ banner in an incident branded “a pathetic stunt” by a local Inishowen councillor. A local business owner said there were “some words exchanged in a bar about politics” between a number of young men from Northern Ireland and others in a local bar.And later on Saturday evening the UVF flag was spotted on one of four masts outside the Town House.It was later removed and the tricolour and EU flags were replaced.Inishowen Sinn Fein Councillor Jack Murray said: “This was intended to offend. “I’d put it down as a very immature attempt at provocation at what is a very beautiful tourist village.“Ballyliffin welcomes people from anywhere, unionist, nationalist, Catholic, Protestant, and is known for that.”Outrage after UVF flag hoisted outside Donegal hotel was last modified: October 2nd, 2019 by Staff WriterShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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first_imgNASHVILLE, Tenn. — The game lived up to the hype.Two Stanley Cup favorites, the Sharks (5-3-1) and the Nashville Predators (7-2), slugging it out for 60 minutes in a see-saw game decided in the late stages of the third period.With the likes of Erik Karlsson, P.K. Subban and Brent Burns on the ice, Brenden Dillon scored the pivotal goal, going end-to-end on the penalty kill, triggering flashbacks of another No. 4 — Bobby Orr — as he jumpstarted the Sharks come-from-behind victory.Here’s what …last_img

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first_img(Visited 113 times, 1 visits today)Facebook Researchers just published findings on a decade-long study of one of the biggest dinosaur trackways on earth, located on the west coast of Australia.The BBC News calls it “Australia’s ‘Jurassic Park.’” First brought to the attention of scientists in 2008 by local aboriginal tribespeople who have known about them for centuries, the Kimberley track site covers some 80 kilometers of coastline along northwest Australia, and includes thousands of tracks from 21 species of dinosaurs. These include stegosaurs (never before seen in Australia) and sauropods with tracks 1.5 meters long—big enough for a man to recline in (see the photo in the article). Lead researcher Steven Salisbury says on Australia’s SBS news site,“There were five different types of predatory dinosaur tracks, at least six types of tracks from long-necked herbivorous sauropods, four types of tracks from two-legged herbivorous ornithopods, and six types of tracks from armoured dinosaurs.”Most of Australia’s dinosaur fossils have previously come from the eastern side of the vast country.The articles claim that dinosaurs roamed this area for over 10 million Darwin Years, but something’s wrong with this picture. The tracks are right on the coastline, often covered up at high tide. Photos show that many of them have crisp, sharp edges. It seems inconceivable that they could look so fresh after so much time passed. Indeed, Tas Walker, associated with Creation Ministries International, pointed out numerous problems with the evolutionary slow-and-gradual picture in his October 2012 CMI article on the tracks:One clue that we are looking at an unprecedented geological catastrophe is the enormous extent of the sedimentary deposits. Host Mark Horstman explains that the footprints are preserved in the Broome Sandstone, which extends for 200 km along the coastline and is up to 280 metres thick. He says, “At the time this was a vast river plain of muddy swamps and sandbars.” Actually, there was not a lot of mud. Mostly it was fine to very coarse sand with areas of gravel. The Broome Sandstone is known to cover the whole of the Dampier Peninsula. A river plain of such an enormous extent is monstrous compared with the rivers on the earth today. The Broome Sandstone points to an exceptionally large depositional system.To Walker, the evidence points to dinosaurs running to escape rising flood waters. And this was no ordinary flood; as he describes, the extent of the trackway deposits cannot accommodate a slow, gradual deposition over millions of years. So why wouldn’t scientists follow the evidence where it clearly leads?There are so many clues in the rocks at that point to the catastrophe of Noah’s Flood, yet Steve Salisbury and his team did not make the connection. They have been trained for years to think in one particular way, and Noah’s Flood is not on their radar. Worse still, if they ever did seriously float that possibility they would almost certainly lose their jobs (see Expelled).Salisbury’s results are published as the 2016 Memoir of the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology. The open-access paper includes a comparison with other major dinosaur trackways around the world:Globally, there is also no other discrete dinosaurian ichnofauna pertaining to a single geological formation that contains as many track types as the Broome Sandstone in the Yanijarri–Lurujarri section of the Dampier Peninsula. Although there are many areas that contain an abundance of tracks and trackways, as best as we have been able to ascertain, none appears to be equal to the Broome Sandstone in terms of the overall diversity of track types that are represented.The paper makes no mention of evolution, but neither does it mention how the tracks were buried (which must have happened quickly, otherwise they would have degraded). Were these tracks made casually along a broad river plain? Remarkably, the sandstone deposit contains no vertebrate fossils—only some tracks left by some of the largest land vertebrates that ever lived. Salisbury’s team believes the tracks are largely ‘coeval’ (i.e., deposited around the same general time). It would seem challenging to incorporate this evidence into Darwin’s lazy, slow-and-gradual scheme of things.Update 3/29/17: In other dinosaur news, Science Daily reports that assumptions about how to tell male/female differences in dinosaur bones has been called into question. And in a feature about ichthyosaurs, Nature admits there are no fossil ancestors of these large, successful marine reptiles that “terrorized the ancient seas.” Whatever it was, it had to be a land animal in the evolutionary view. “They totally changed their bodies, biologies and behaviours in order to live in the water,” remarked Stephen Brusatte, which is exactly the problem with whale evolution, too.Breathes there an evolutionist who can look at evidence like this with an open mind, and conclude that there is something big-league wrong with the consensus view of earth history? Probably not. That’s why creation scientists, accustomed to looking at things fairly from both sides, provide a valuable check on the dogmatism of evolutionists.last_img read more

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first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Jerry HagstromDTN Political CorrespondentWASHINGTON (DTN) — Following the defeat of two bills to address 2018 and 2019 disasters on the Senate floor Monday evening, Democrats offered a new plan to address Puerto Rico while Republicans criticized their colleagues for blocking urgently needed aid to other parts of the country.Senate Appropriations Committee Vice Chairman Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., on Tuesday introduced a substitute to the emergency disaster supplemental while the House Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittee addressed the issue at a hearing on the rural economy.Democrats want more aid for Puerto Rico than the Republicans have proposed. On Monday evening, neither a Republican proposal that contained $600 million in additional food stamp benefits for Puerto nor the House-passed bill that is more generous to Puerto Rico got the 60 votes needed to proceed.Meanwhile, Senate Republicans blamed Democrats for stopping both the aid to Puerto Rico that was in the Republican bill and aid to farmers.Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, said, “Senate Democrats yesterday blocked a bill that provides much-needed funds for Puerto Rico’s nutrition program, also aid for the 2018 hurricane and wildfires, and thirdly assistance to Midwest states in the midst of a flood crisis.”“That includes at least Iowa, Nebraska, Missouri, maybe other states,” Grassley said.“Now, the people that voted against it say it was because they care about Puerto Rico. But the bill they blocked takes care of the urgent funding shortfalls there in that commonwealth,” he said.“Playing politics with disaster aid does a disservice to the people of Puerto Rico and the people of states like Iowa that are suffering right now from these floods,” Grassley said. “Why would these senators want to come to campaign in Iowa when they don’t show sympathy for Iowans suffering from the floods with the vote that they cast last night?”At a House Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittee hearing on the rural economy Tuesday, Paxton Poitevint, the president and CEO of Southwest Georgia Farm Credit in Bainbridge, Georgia, said that while crop insurance, commodity programs and trade agreements are helping, the cotton and nut farmers whose crops were devastated by Hurricane Michael and timber growers in his area “need federal disaster assistance now.”House Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittee Chairman Sanford Bishop, D-Ga., said at the hearing, “To be honest, I did not think we’d still be sitting here in April without a disaster aid package signed into law.”Bishop added that he is “extremely frustrated” and “hopeful it will happen soon.”Rep. Jeff Fortenberry, R-Neb., whose district has been devastated by floods, said that as bad as the agricultural losses are now, they “are going to mount.”Iowa officials estimate about $214 million in agricultural losses and more than $1.6 billion in total disaster losses. Nebraska officials estimate agricultural losses could top $1 billion because of as much as $500 million in livestock losses and $400 million in crop losses, as well as prevented planting challenges this spring. Nebraska officials estimate another $450 million just in road damages. Missouri officials have not released any estimates, but parts of northwest Missouri and southwest Iowa remain underwater.The Leahy/Schumer amendment totals $16.7 billion and includes $2.5 billion in new funding for disaster-stricken communities in the Southeast and Midwest and restores certain funding for Puerto Rico and other territories.Leahy and Schumer said, “We cannot pick and choose which American citizens to help in times of crisis. Democrats are ready to stand with all American communities affected by recent natural disasters. We hope Republican leadership will stand with us in this effort.”The amendment includes increased funding for Community Development Block Grants and grants to help rebuild damaged water systems in Puerto Rico. It also provides Medicaid funding for other territories and mandates that the Department of Housing and Urban Development speed up the release of billions in Community Development Block Grant funding the Trump administration has been withholding from disaster stricken communities.Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., whose constituents suffered from wildfires and forest fires in 2018, voted against the Republican bill and said, “In California, the scale of last year’s destruction was unprecedented. Wildfires killed 85 people, destroyed nearly 14,000 homes and burned more than 150,000 acres, including the entire town of Paradise. Recovery efforts are already underway and additional funding is needed to prevent any delay.”“Tragically, Californians aren’t the only Americans still trying to recover,” Feinstein said. “Victims of recent typhoons, volcanoes, earthquakes, floods, tornadoes and hurricanes, including those that struck Puerto Rico two years ago, are also counting on Congress to approve this funding.“Congress used to set politics aside after major disasters and help victims in their time of need. Partisan infighting won’t rebuild a single home or school. It’s time we pass an emergency supplemental bill that includes funding for all disaster victims.”President Donald Trump has said he does not want to provide any aid to Puerto Rico beyond the money for food stamps. Trump called the leaders of Puerto “incompetent and corrupt” and made statements that are factually incorrect, The New York Times reported.Jerry Hagstrom can be reached at jhagstrom@njdc.comFollow him on Twitter @hagstromreport(CC/AG)© Copyright 2019 DTN/The Progressive Farmer. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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first_img SharePrint RelatedNear the top of Europe (GC2BVRY) – Geocache of the WeekJuly 16, 2015In “Geocache of the Week”A little adrenaline never hurt anyone — Klettersteig Schweifinen (GC2FX7P) — Geocache of the WeekAugust 27, 2014In “Community”Don’t look down! — Vertical Limit I: Die Brücke (GCZVW2) — Geocache of the WeekMarch 5, 2014In “Community” “Water coming down, Cacher climbing up” GCQYK6“Water coming down, Cacher climbing up” (GCQYK6) might define a terrain 5 geocache. Terrain is rated from 1 (most accessible) to 5 (most difficult).  The fixed-rope route is designed for advanced climbers only.  According to the cache owner, the route is said to be the most challenging climb in the southern Austrian state of Carinthia.  A helmet, climbing shoes and other pieces of specialized equipment are a must.The view from the route of GCQYK6Geocachers ascend the vertical face of a sheer rock cliff to reach the geocache.  The pictures below tell the heart-racing story and the majestic visual pay-off along the way.  The trek takes geocachers about two and half hours to complete.Along the route of GCQYK6The Multi-Cache tasks geocachers to reach three waypoints before unlocking the code for the coordinates where the physical cache is located.The route also treats geocachers to a rope bridge that dangles climbers over a deep gorge.Waypoint along the route of GCQYK6Paraszczak and Jurko hid the cache in 2005.  Geocachers who’ve logged the find call it one of the absolute highlights of their caching careers.  But only ten brave geocachers have logged smileys to date.GCQYK6 is one of the oldest terrain 5 caches in Austria.  When it was placed, there were fewer than ten terrain 5’s in the country. Now, there more than 250 Terrain 5 geocaches in Austria.There are now more than 1.1 million geocachers in the world.  But only a fraction ever become Geocaches of the Week.  Explore the all the Geocaches of the Week here.Share with your Friends:Morelast_img read more

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first_imgadriana lee Given that battery drain is one of the top nuisances of smartphone usage, and that GPS is often a primary culprit, it would be great if users could actually control the function. Right now, we can go into Location Services (in Settings) and turn it on or off—across the board or on an app-by-app basis. But frankly, it’s still a pain in the neck.Apple gives app makers the ability to adjust GPS and location services through its Core Location framework. This lets developers decide whether their apps will engage the GPS antenna consistently—essential for functions like navigation—or just occasionally.But not all apps use this tool efficiently. And rather than forcing me to delete them or block them completely, let me choose which apps can occasionally hit up the GPS. That way, I can still use them without sucking my battery dry.5. Tighter Integration Between OS X And iOS Tags:#Apple#iOS 8#iPhone#WWDC 2014 Digging into my iPhone’s inbox for a specific message—a friend’s list of recommended Napa wineries—I can only think of one thing: I could really use a glass of pinot right now. Searching within the Mail app is clumsy, broken and frustrating. And it’s not the only annoyance in Apple’s mobile operating system.When iOS 7 came along, it was a major software upgrade, both visually and functionally, offering the most changes users have ever seen in one fell swoop. But it didn’t solve everything. The 2-year-old Maps app, though evolving, still has plenty of room for improvement. The lawsuit-inspiring iMessage debacle also clearly needs some urgent attention, especially if a user’s friends have switched from iOS to Android. And there are other fundamentals in the operating system that sorely need a revamp.Where Apple Should Cast Its “i” Next If there’s a top priority, it has to be fixing iMessage. When users leave iOS, iMessage doesn’t realize they’ve left and attempts to deliver iPhone texts to them through Apple’s system. This, of course, doesn’t work. And the intended recipient—now on Android or another platform—never gets the message.Apple pledges to fix this, but its past attempts haven’t squashed the bug yet. Granted, the solution may be trickier than it seems. It might even require carriers reporting in whenever iPhone users jump ship to another handset. Or even doing the unthinkable, like looping in Android to ensure cross compatibility.Regardless, Apple has to sort this out and fast. The fundamental part of a smartphone is not the “smart” part; it’s the phone. Making sure that a core communications feature—i.e., SMS texts—”just works” is non-negotiable. Too many people rely on it.2. Fill In Obvious Gaps In Apple AppsSearching Mail is a horrid experience, with no way to filter or sort results. And it’s rather obvious that the app is not searching the messages on the server, no matter what it tells you.See also: How iOS 8 Will Fix Apple MapsMaps has come a long way since it launched. At least you don’t hear about people being navigated into lakes anymore, which is good (though it’s hardly anything to write home about). The app, though, is still missing a core function: transit info. Apple acquired Hopstop last year, so there’s really no excuse not to integrate that data right into Maps in iOS 8.Meanwhile, over in Safari, I’d love to save webpages to Pocket or Evernote. There’s simply no straightforward way to do that without emailing links.3. Let Users Change Default Apps Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement When I interviewed LastPass founder Joe Siegrist, he mentioned something that stuck with me: His app—which saves and protects passwords—can’t function the way he wants it to in iOS. The reason? Sandboxing.“Basically, sandboxing means that apps are isolated and can only play within their own sandbox,” he said. “LastPass is special, in that it needs to interact with other sandboxes. It needs to interact with other apps.” This is why you can’t just access an account in Safari, and have LastPass auto-fill your username and password, like Android users can. And although Apple offers its own built-in password manager for Safari, neither that nor LastPass can fill in logins for your banking, Facebook or other dedicated apps.Apple has always held an iron-fisted grip on its ecosystem, largely to ensure a smooth experience for its users. But continuing to isolate apps—during a time when software development is all about integration—could wind up making iOS feel hopelessly out of date.Turns out, Apple may know that all too well. Rumor has it that the company has been developing an API to let apps share data with each other. Hopefully iOS 8 will benefit from all that work, and actually let apps communicate directly.One More Thing …Some of these issues are longstanding complaints about the experience with the iPhone and its iOS cousins, the iPad and iPod Touch. And in the past, the odds that Apple might actually address such fundamental issues were next to nil.But that was then. Apple during Steve Jobs’ reign was steeped in technological righteousness. (If you couldn’t get a signal, it’s not the phone’s fault. You’re just holding it wrong.) It was easy to overlook the company’s control freak personality, because it kept many sketchy developers and poorly written apps at bay. But now, it just feels limited. Even old-fashioned.Current CEO Tim Cook likely knows that. At the very least, he seems to be running a different joint than his predecessor. Cook’s Apple admits failures. It recognizes bugs and pledges to fix them. It might even reverse course and buck the departed Apple co-founder: Jobs once told journalists that no one would buy big smartphones. Now, some sites believe a 4.7-inch iPhone 6 is in the works. If true, that would be the largest iPhone that has ever existed.In years past, the company would have never considered the wish list items mentioned above. It still might not. But times have changed. Some may not like this kinder, gentler Apple, but in that, others might see hope for more flexibility. It’s something Apple greatly needs, if it wants to cast its “i” to the future.Sandbox image by Flickr user Ben Dunham The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technologycenter_img If Apple can’t (or won’t) fix its stock apps, at least let people switch them out.iCab Mobile is an extremely useful, adaptable mobile Web browser capable of handling plugins and other features. It’s an app I wish I could use more often, but I can’t. Every time I click a link in an app, it fires up Safari. The Mailbox app from Dropbox has helped me tame my inbox, but when I need to email a link, pic or other item, I don’t have an option to use it; I always get Apple’s inbuilt Mail app instead.I’d also love to ditch the default Calendar and Camera, not to mention Apple’s stock keyboard. Every time I see an Android user zooming through text entry with a Swype gesture-based keyboard, I can hardly contain my jealousy.And after years of issuing iOS releases, it’s mind-boggling that users still can’t delete the Stocks app. It’s a minor grumble in light of the rest, but its persistence is simply inexplicable and frustrating.4. Allow More Control Over GPS To Help Battery Life Related Posts Next week, the company kicks off its Worldwide Developers Conference, where it’s expected to unveil iOS 8. This is a prime opportunity to address a few ongoing issues for users and developers alike.It’s good timing, too. Apple devices may still account for the biggest market share globally, but according to data from Net Applications, its slice of the pie is shrinking. Last month, worldwide iOS share on tablets and smartphones slumped from 53.29 percent in March 2014 to 51.11 percent in April 2014. That was its lowest point in a year. In April 2013, iOS accounted for 59.04 percent.Here are some of our hopes for things the iPhone maker could do to make users and developers happy—including fixing its own Apple-made apps, letting users replace them, and allowing apps to talk directly to each other.1. Fix iMessage—And Stat! Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Apple has clearly brought its mobile operating system and desktop OS X closer together in numerous ways, thanks to updates in iOS 7 and Mavericks. Reminders glide easily between devices and laptops, as do notifications, notes and other apps or features.Things break down when you get to AirDrop, though. The native Apple utility, which allows the sharing of docs between iOS devices or between Macs, could have been an incredibly handy feature. Unfortunately, there’s a weird disconnect in that mobile and computer users can’t reach out and share with each other.So you can AirDrop a photo from your phone to your iPad, but to have it on your Mac, you have to sync it to iTunes, email it to yourself or use a third-party app. This just doesn’t make sense.Another candidate for the “enigmas of iOS” pile: Mail (again). Some people rely on the range of flag colors in the desktop version to prioritize their messages. In the mobile Mail app, all those color-coded flags all combine into one single orange heap.6. Loosen Sandboxing Restrictions On Apps What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech …last_img read more

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first_imgIn which we pick the brain of Leah Meyerhoff on the best under-the-radar film festivals to launch film careers.Cover Image of Cinema East Austin via 365 Things Austin/Ben Sklar.Before you book your flights to Cannes and Park City, let’s explore some new stops on the film festival circuit that may actually be more beneficial to your career in the long run (and hey, maybe more fun, too).We talked with Leah Meyerhoff, an award-winning filmmaker whose films have screened in over two hundred film festivals. Meyerhoff teaches at emerging artist labs across the country, and the following are her recommendations for ten up-and-coming film festivals for up-and-coming filmmakers to consider.Atlanta Film FestivalImage via IndieWire.Atlanta Film Festival knows how to throw a party. Their annual Game of Thrones shindig is off the hook with giant wolf puppets, costumed revelers, and a feast fit for royalty. The films themselves screen in a beautifully renovated art house cinema, where you just might catch the local cast of the Rocky Horror Picture Show hanging out in the lobby before the show. Now that’s what I call Southern hospitality!BendFilm FestivalImage via OregonLive/Tina Ellis.BendFilm Festival is a secret oasis for independent film lovers hidden deep in the mountains of central Oregon. Filmmakers ride around town on bicycles, enthusiastic audiences engage in lengthy discussions after every screening, and outdoor adventures are only footsteps away. If that’s not enough, their closing night party is in a working brewery full of complimentary local ales.Cinema East AustinImage via TRIBEZA.Cinema East Austin is a refreshing alternative to the organized chaos of SXSW. Held late in the summer at an outdoor venue under the stars, it’s like a drive-in movie theater without the cars. The program selection is top notch, with plenty of crowd pleasers and festival favorites to go around. Tickets are sold on $3-$5 sliding scale, and the audience is welcome to bring extra snacks and beverages to share with their cinephile friends and friendly strangers.Citizen Jane Film FestivalImage via Inside Columbia Magazine.Citizen Jane Film Festival is one of the best regional film festivals around. Located in Columbia, Missouri (home of the equally fantastic True/False Film Festival) and staffed by enthusiastic college students, Citizen Jane attracts the best women-directed films and filmmakers from across the globe. In addition to offering a stellar film lineup, they also organize a summit with the best and brightest guest speakers, and they run a film camp for teenage girls. The Citizen Jane Film Festival is a refreshing world where female filmmakers are the rule rather than the exception.Cucalorus Film FestivalImage via AP Photo/The Star-News, Jeff Janowski.The Cucalorus Film Festival is one of the kookiest fests this side of the Mississippi. Filmmaker sing-a-longs, midnight brunch on a boat, modern dance performances with video projections, and parties in a mansion are just some of what this festival has to offer. The town is so thoroughly steeped in a Blue Velvet vibe that you half expect to see David Lynch drinking a cocktail in the filmmaker lounge.Dallas International Film FestivalImage via Everfest.Everything is supersized at the Dallas International Film Festival. The main venue is like a multiplex version of an art house theater and is always packed with a larger-than-life audience. One year, the opening night party was in a private mansion with a secret room full of movie memorabilia, including throwing stars, civil-war-era costumes, and an animatronic, life-size replica of Batman. Even the smallest of films feel big in Dallas!Edinburgh International Film FestivalImage via ASFF.Edinburgh International Film Festival is one of the best in the United Kingdom. Filmmaker parties in castles! Choreographed groups dancing to bagpipes! Men in kilts! And some of the best independent film programming on that side of the pond.Denver Film FestivalImage via DU Clarion/James Dimagiba.Starz Denver Film Festival offers terrific filmmaker hospitality. When I arrived in the middle of a blizzard without so much as a winter coat, a volunteer picked me up at the airport with a hand-knitted scarf and mittens in tow. Indie films screen alongside blockbusters, and festival staff go out of their way to make sure every screening sells out. Plus, now that marijuana is legal in Colorado, their nightly filmmaker karaoke will take on a whole new level!Woodstock Film FestivalImage via Filmmaker Magazine.The Woodstock Film Festival is an upscale creative retreat for filmmakers and audiences alike. Celebrity film guests from Natalie Portman to Darren Aronofsky mingle with local activists and musicians. Theater venues range from the local art house cinema to a renovated barn. And you might end up in a hot tub or around a bonfire with other filmmakers and musicians on any given night.Wroclaw American Film FestivalImage via MovieMaker.The Wroclaw American Film Festival in Poland highlights a curated program of American indie features for a Polish audience. They treat visiting filmmakers and industry guests like dignitaries, with five-star accommodations, fancy dinners, and a tour of the local castles. Films screen at IMAX proportions while fashionable young crowds mingle in the lobby and the hottest new bands perform every night. The staff also hosts a US in Progress program for features in post, complete with cash prizes. One of the best festivals in Poland, if not all of Eastern Europe.You can find out more about Leah Meyerhoff and her latest feature film I Believe in Unicorns (available on Netflix) at her website or through her female filmmaker organization, Film Fatales.Have any up-and-coming film festivals you’d like to recommend? Let us know in the comments.last_img read more

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first_imgLATEST STORIES El Nido residents told to vacate beach homes Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend China furious as Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong Another vape smoker nabbed in Lucena View comments Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LOOK: Jane De Leon meets fellow ‘Darna’ Marian Rivera Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games MOST READ But in the fourth, the HD Spikers decided it was enough as Jovelyn Gonzaga and CJ Rosario poured it out amid the Tornadoes’ string of errors to secure the podium finish.It was a sorry loss for the Tornadoes who went through the preliminaries unbeaten, absorbing only their first defeat in the semifinals at the hands of Petron.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsMaica Morada and Honey Royse Tubino stood out with 17 and 12 points, respectively to provide solid back-up for Gonzaga and Rachel Ann Daquis. EJ Laure of Foton over Cherry Mae Vivas and Che Saet of Cignal. CONTRIBUTED PHOTOCignal applied the pressure just enough to see Foton self-destruct to prevail, 25-16, 25-18, 20-25, 25-22, for the bronze medal in the Philippine Superliga All-Filipino Conference at Muntinlupa Sports Complex.Gaining from the depth of their roster, the HD Spikers went all-out in the first two sets before allowing the Tornadoes to bounce back in the third frame mostly through the efforts of 6-foot-5 leader Jaja Santiago.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Estrella nails game-winning, step-back 3 as Mapua stuns Letranlast_img read more

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